This superb family friendly festival is now in its fifth year and continues to go from strength to strength. On the Island there's a real passion for reliving the good times of Frankie Says and Choose Life t-shirts, florescent headbands, leg warmers, legendary blockbuster movies and of course fantastic music!


The event will be at its new easy-to-get-to location Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde. Also new for Jack Up The 80s vol5 – a Friday night opening party hosted by Wave 105’s Steve Power and Number One Abba tribute band Abba Chique. Shuttle buses will be provided to transport non car drivers directly to the venue. There is also a dedicated taxi rank on site.

Kids aged 12 and under go FREE!

Don't forget that Jack Up The 80s raises valuable awareness and funds for local charities and good causes - over £20,000 has been raised in the past 2 years alone!

Artists confirmed so far include Aussie heart-throb Jason Donovan, Soul sensation Alexander O'Neal, super talented singer songwriter Nik Kershaw as well as 1981 Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz, Right Said Fred, From The Jam and The Real Thing with yet more names still to be announced.

Buy your Jack up The 80s Festival tickets now and take advantage of our 20% travel discount!

2017  Line Up Announced (so far)

Saturday 12 August

  • Jason Donovan
  • From The Jam
  • Right Said Fred
  • The Real Thing
  • Ska'd For Life

Sunday 13 August

  • Alexander O'Neal
  • Nik Kershaw
  • S Club Party
  • Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly of Bucks Fizz
  • Ska'd For Life

Getting to Jack-Up the 80's is pretty easy from Southampton

On foot - Option 1: catch the Red Jet to West Cowes which takes 23-25 minutes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses to Newport (service 1). Change at the bus station for Ryde (service 9). Option 2: catch the passenger vehicle ferry to East Cowes and then a bus from outside Waitrose to Ryde (service 4). You can also catch the more frequent bus to Newport (service 5) and change at Binfield Corner for the bus to Ryde (service 9) - please ask the driver where you need to change. On arrival in Ryde, it is probably easier to get a taxi to Smallbrook Stadium (PO33 4BH).

Taxis are also available outside the East & West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from either terminal if you tell them your arrival time.

By car - catch the ferry to East Cowes and then head south on the A3021 and then east on the A3054 to Firestone Copse Rd in Wootton Bridge. Turn right into Firestone Copse Rd. Drive along Stroud Wood Rd and Carters Rd. Turn left onto Havenstreet Main Rd. Turn right onto Stroud Wood Rd. At the roundabout, continue straight onto Carters Rd. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ashey Rd and Smallbrook Stadium (PO33 4BH). The journey will take about 20 minutes.

20% off private vehicle fares available from Southampton to East Cowes for travel between 10 to 15 August 2017 for Jack up the 80s ticket holders. Valid for a standard size car (up to 2m high x 5.5m long) and up to 7 people. New bookings only. Online bookings must be made using the red express booking form on this page.For telephone bookings a £5 handling fee will apply and the 20% off Jack up the 80s offer must be quoted at the time of making your booking. Offer is subject to availability and offer fare allocations will vary by date and time of day. Offer not available in conjuction with any other offer or discount, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Standard terms of carriage apply. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw this offer without prior notice.

20% off vehicle ferry 

Please select travel between 10 Aug - 15 Aug 2017. Full T&Cs apply.

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult

Admission tickets


Red Funnel have sold out of admission tickets. These are available from box office only. However, you can still get your discounted ferry travel - see the '20% off ferry' ticket tab on this page.

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